tourism in cape town is open

Cape Town needs tourism now more than ever

Cape Town is open for business. The city needs tourism now more than ever, as we aim to keep our economy growing and creating jobs during this challenging drought. This is critical. International press coverage of the drought, and on the prospects of “Day Zero”, has caused anxiety among foreign […]

tourism boot camp

Tourism Boot Camp 2018 kicks off

The second Tourism Boot Camp kicked off on Monday 15 January at the PG Tops offices. Tourism Boot Camp aims to bridge the skills gap for unemployed youth through skills transfer and industry placement. South Africa has over 60% youth unemployment. Despite this, the tourism sector is struggling to find […]

savelikealocal

#Savelikealocal posters available

A large print run of the new ‘Save Like a Local’ #savelikealocal tourism campaign posters and leaflets have arrived. Hospitality-related businesses can come to collect them from the Comms Dept on the 3rd Floor of Tower Block at the Civic Center in central Cape Town (1 Hertzog Boulevard). They can collect […]

green tourism incentive programme

Applications for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme to open in November

The national Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is to offer grant funding for small tourism businesses wanting to retrofit their facilities with energy efficiency systems. The programme has been developed by the Department of Tourism in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The extent of grant funding tourism businesses […]

Solar energy, robben island

Robben Island gets solar power plant

Robben Island has gone green. The island, which previously relied solely on diesel generators for energy, has transitioned to solar energy. On 19 October, Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, handed over a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to the Robben Island Museum (RIM). The solar PV mini-grid  will not only reduce the island’s […]

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